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Buckhorn Island State Park

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Buckhorn Island State Park

Buckhorn Island State Park
Woods Creek is the west boundary of Buckhorn Island State Park.
Buckhorn Island State Park is located in New York
Location of Buckhorn Island State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location Grand Island, New York
Nearest city Niagara Falls, New York
Area 895 acres (3.62 km2)[1]
Created 1935 (1935)[2]
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 31,905 (in 2014)[3]
Open All year
Website Buckhorn Island State Park

Buckhorn Island State Park is an 895-acre (3.62 km2) New York state park located in Erie County, New York, in the Town of Grand Island. The park is on the northern end of the island of Grand Island.


  • Park description 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Park description

Buckhorn Island State Park is primarily an exhibit of Niagara River wetlands, and is managed as a preserve. As such, the park offers space for largely passive recreational uses, such as biking, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, and a nature trail.[1]

A portion of the park has been set aside as a bird conservation area in order to protect nesting habitat for several species listed as threatened in New York State, including the least bittern, northern harrier, common tern, and sedge wren. The protected habitat also serves as a feeding and breeding area for numerous other species of waterfowl.[4] The park's wetlands serve as an overwintering location for 19 species of gulls, nearly half of the world's 45 species.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. "Buckhorn Island State Park". Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ Carpenter, Gerald; Crawford, June Justice (2015). Grand Island: Images of America Series. Arcadia Publishing. p. 10. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. "Buckhorn Island State Park Bird Conservation Areas". Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Freeman, Rich; Freeman, Sue (2001). Winter Trails: Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe in Central and Western New York. Fishers, NY: Footprint Press. p. 49.  

External links

  • New York State Parks: Buckhorn Island State Park
  • WNY Outdoors

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